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"Appeared afterwards as a paper on 'Steam navigation' in the 'Transactions of the Society of arts,' 1852."--Dict. nat. biog., vol. LXII, p. 388
"List of patents, nearly all of which are for propelling vessels, and other documents relating to propelling, which the author has prepared for publication": p. -140